By Margaret Urban Walker
It is a revised version of Walker's famous e-book in feminist ethics first released in 1997. Walker's ebook proposes a view of morality and an method of moral conception which makes use of the serious insights of feminism and race thought to reconsider the epistemological and ethical place of the moral theorist, and the way ethical concept is inescapably formed through tradition and background. the most gist of her e-book is that morality is embodied in "practices of accountability" that categorical our identities, values, and connections to others in socially patterned methods. therefore moral conception has to be empirically trained and politically serious to prevent reiterating kinds of socially entrenched bias. liable moral concept should still display and query the ethical value of social changes. The e-book engages with, and demanding situations, the paintings of latest analytic philosophers in ethics.
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